Connecting people to place and each other
WHAT WE FUND
At Knight Foundation, our mission is to support informed and engaged communities. Investing in art and culture is central to that effort. We work with partners who create or present art that connects, engages and delights residents in ways that reflect the rich diversity and identity of each Knight city. We endeavor to make art accessible by funding anchor institutions and by supporting grassroots initiatives of individual artists and organizations. This two-pronged approach and our focus on specific communities increase the impact of our work.
We do not tell artists what to create or institutions what work to present. We fund artists and organizations that demonstrate the following strategic characteristics:
HOW WE FUND
Knight’s arts program invests in artistic excellence, authenticity and inclusion and technological innovation in eight communities where the Knight brothers owned newspapers. We do not have programs specific to any one artistic genre, but look to create impact through the following: